Saturday, January 30, 2016

Toddlers in Real Life

Winter really gets me down, and with a newborn around, there are times when I go days without stepping a toenail outside. I've had the TV on way too much lately, and because Jane takes a ridiculous amount of time to settle down and fall asleep for naps (ugh), I often leave Norah and Lucy upstairs watching Mother Goose Club (double ugh)--which makes me feel really guilty.

I remember using shaving cream to "clean" the tables in my mom's preschool when I was little and loving it, so I decided to cut down on brain-frying TV and buy a couple of 88 cent cans of shaving cream for the girls to play with while I was preoccupied with a crying baby.

I broke it out for a test run to see how they would like it. What I thought would be a 15 minute activity turned into a 2 minute lets-lather-each-other-up-as-much-as-we-can-so-mom-lets-us-play-in-the-bathtub activity. Nevertheless, they were pretty stinking cute.

This was right after Norah came and smeared a big handful over Lucy's mouth.

Good thing I stripped them down first! ;)

Clean up time! They got the bath they were hoping for. How could I resist such brown eyes? 

Next activity to try out is finger paints, which may not be quite as easy to wipe clean again.


  1. Oh mama. Life with little ones. One of our best solutions last winter when Austin was a baby and Lydia was going stir crazy was to take finger paints INTO the bathtub. I let her paint to her hearts content (on the tub, on the wall, on herself) and then I just turned on the water and washed it all away. We did that SO many days. Best of luck to you!

    1. Oh my goodness, that is a great idea! I bought some finger paints the other day but haven't broken then out yet. We are definitely doing that.